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Am Brain Anuerysm Survivor!  

I’M A SURVIVOR! And I thank God for my second life, for waking me up after a deep sleep. That was after my near death experience last year February 19, 2011. A stroke due to hypertension called aneurysm. A raptured vein on the left side of my brain, and an operations was done to save my life, the procedure they call surgical clipping. I was really very lucky. God held me the during the long hours surgery, held my hands and woke me up after 7 hours. I opened my eyes and the doctor called me as a miracle patient. That was the best blessing, best love of God.

It was a case of a severe headache, the worst pain I ever had, it was like a bolt of lighting. That was Feb. 18 while having lunch with my co-workers. I find brain aneurysms almost unique. Can’t understand the dramatical event and I’ve been asking a lot of whys and hows. There are a  lot of curiosity on what’s been happening in life. But I am really thankful to many surprises and blessings. I have recuperated. I never loss memory and physical strength. For one year, I have rest and  I’m alive and kicking!
I am one of the lucky few that survived a ruptured brain aneurysm. I survived a ruptured brain aneurysm on February 19, 2011. Brain aneurysm is really a tough fight with life, a unique battle and I won.

After three days of the surgery, everything went well in my new life. I’m very thankful and happy to see many people around me, staying by my side. Praying, showing their love and concern for me. My family, relatives, friends, classmates, batchmates, different community groups, my relative’s friends, supportive and kind hospital doctors, nurses and staff.

Thanks to all for giving me support and care. Thanks for all the prayers and love! I am forever grateful to all! May God bless you all!

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I pray to God and always talk to Him even before. Just call Him and He will hear us. Open our heart and by faith, received His strength and might. God empower us to live in victory and overcome all the troubles in our lives. With God everything is possible, no matter what is going on in our life. I wonder how can that be possible but then again I was reminded of God’s word that say’s, “With God, all things are possible” Phil. 4:13.

            “Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” — Psalm 136:26
            “I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.” –Psalm 52:8
Those who have experienced a brain aneurysm that hemorrhage are really sensitive to anything that involves the head. Any kind of headache sends us into the panic mode fearing that we are having another head injury.
There are a number of symptoms that indicate a possible aneurysm has formed. However, quite often these symptoms will be ignored and passed off as a nuisance in life.These sound like everyday things. The recovery process can take months or even years to restore normal everyday functions.
Since April 2011, I was going back using my computer, back to my readings, my internet hobbies, fb, games and all. And I did researches about Brain Aneurysm.
Here are some readings: 
An aneurysm or aneurism is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. Aneurysms can commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain and an aortic aneurysm occurs in the main artery carrying blood from the left ventricle of the heart. When the size of an aneurysm increases, there is a significant risk of rupture, resulting in severe hemorrhage, other complications or death. Aneurysms can be hereditary or caused by disease, both of which cause the wall of the blood vessel to weaken.
Symptoms for an aneurysm that has not ruptured:
▪   Fatigue
▪   Loss of perception
▪   Loss of balance
Symptoms for a ruptured aneurysm:
▪   Severe headaches
▪   Double vision
▪   Neck pain and/or stiffness
Pain above and/or behind the eyes
Diagnosis of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is commonly made by finding signs of subarachnoid hemorrhage on a CT scan (Computed Tomography, sometimes called a CAT scan.
Surgical clipping was introduced by Walter Dandy of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1937. It consists acraniotomy to expose the aneurysm and closing the base of the aneurysm with a clip. The surgical technique has been modified and improved over the years. Surgical clipping remains the best method to permanently eliminate aneurysms.

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